Oglesby Union Church is an independent evangelical church with a congregational form of government. The term "union" refers to the historical development of the congregation. In 1892 Oglesby was a coal mining community without any Protestant church. Believers from twelve different church backgrounds had a vision for starting a church. After months of prayerful preparation, the first semi-annual business meeting was held Tuesday evening, November 15, 1892.
The church has had 16 pastors in the past 116 years. A house of worship was constructed in 1894. The building was enlarged in 1910 and 1957.
Local and foreign missions has been a prominent facet of Oglesby Union Church. The first missionary from the church was sent to Brazil in 1937. Several church members have been involved in short-term missionary work in Congo, Venezuela, Germany, Belgium, and Italy. Today the church supports 13 missionary families and organizations. In addition, individual families in the church support another 21 missionary families.
We have an average of 65 adult attendees and approximately 15 children on a Sunday morning service.
Sunday services include a 9:00 a.m. Sunday School hour, a 10:15 a.m. worship service (with children's church and nursery available), and an evening service starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday activities include an after-school Kids Klub (September - March, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.) and an hour of Bible study and prayer starting at 6:00 p.m. A junior-high youth group and a senior-high youth group meet on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, respectively, and have periodic social and outreach events.